Old Gold & Black

Hannah Betfort, who first started playing soccer at Wake Forest as a walk-on, was drafted to the NWSL’s Portland Thorns FC in January.

Women’s soccer season comes to a close

Delaney McSweeney, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

After a season full of ups and downs, the Wake Forest women’s soccer team finished their season with five wins, seven losses, and two draws. Their season ended abruptly when their final game on the road...

Real Madrid was one major club looking to join the new league.

The rise and fall of the European Super League

Rafael Lima, Senior Writer April 22, 2021

The announcement for what would be the start of the richest and most glittering league ever seen in the football (soccer) world was made rather dimly. A little before midnight on Sunday — after the...

NWSL kicks off second ever Challenge Cup

NWSL kicks off second ever Challenge Cup

Julia Junker, Contributing Writer April 15, 2021

On April 9, the National Women’s Soccer League kicked off its second rendition of the Challenge Cup. This is separate from the 24-match regular season, which will begin May 15. The Challenge Cup was...

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe raises his arms in victory after the win.

PSG defeats Bayern Munich in Champions League

Charles Horn, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

The fatigued stars of defending Champions League winners Bayern Munich sunk to the pitch in the cavernous Parc des Princes stadium as Paris Saint Germain inched one step closer to their Sisyphean goal...

Junior forward Kyle Holcomb carrying the ball against a Clemson opponent during the match on April 2 in  South Carolina, which ended in a draw.

Men’s soccer ties No. 1 Clemson on the road

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

After a long, hard-fought battle, No. 4 Wake Forest men’s soccer (11-2-2, 3-0-2) tied their top-ranked opponent, Clemson (12-2-2, 4-0-1). After going into double overtime, totaling 110 minutes on the...

Demon Deacon soccer secure's yet another come back victory

Demon Deacon soccer secure’s yet another come back victory

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 1, 2021

It’s become evident that Wake Forest men’s soccer (11-2-1, 3-0-1 ACC) likes to come from behind to win. They have now accomplished this feat against Boston College, Notre Dame and, most recently, the...

Wake Forest players celebrating Kyle Holcomb’s last-minute goal and the team’s win against Notre Dame on March 20 in Southbend, IN.

Men’s soccer comes from behind again to win

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor March 25, 2021

Wake Forest men’s soccer has proven yet again that they can come from behind late in the game and secure a victory. Coming off a 0-0 draw against NC State, Wake Forest (No. 5) was looking to regain...

Deacon Spotlight: Hosei Kijima

Deacon Spotlight: Hosei Kijima

Khushi Arya, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Hosei Kijima is a sophomore on the men’s soccer team. Though he is a defender, he essentially plays all positions. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Kijima moved to the U.S. when he was 12 years old and...

“I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework,” James said in response to Zlatan.

Zlatan attacks LeBron for statements on justice

Michael Pitts, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star striker on A.C. Milan, is celebrated as one of the most decorated soccer players of all-time, earning 31 total trophies from awards, tournaments and league championships. He...

Freshman Hosei Kajima falls to his knees in relief at the final whistle.

Kijima’s brace leads soccer to first ACC win

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

In soccer, when a team is down 2-1 with five minutes left, the game is typically considered over. The Wake Forest men’s team disproved this notion on Saturday night when freshman Hosei Kijima scored...

Wake Forest goalie Andrew Pannenberg, who was drafted by Orlando City in this year’s MLS Draft, running with McNally.

Deacon Spotlight: Cole McNally

Bry Richards, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Hailing from Mount Airy, Md. Wake Forest goalkeeper Cole McNally is no stranger to soccer’s extraordinary world. McNally began playing soccer under his father’s wing at the tender age of three before...

Antoine Griezmann warming up with his teammates before 
a pre-season match at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Barcelona suffers massive loss to PSG

Charles Horn, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Kylian Mbappe sealed his hat-trick with an expert first-time finish, placed in the far right corner of Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen’s net, capping a 4-1 victory for Paris Saint-Germain...

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